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23rd Annual National Trails Day at Land Between The Lakes

May 17, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

In celebration of the 23rd Annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to help with general trail maintenance on the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail.

Volunteers will meet at Golden Pond Visitor Center at 8:30am and work until around 12pm. Bring lunch, water bottles, and wear appropriate clothing, i.e., long pants, hiking boots, gloves, etc. The Forest Service will provide all tools and equipment, tick spray, and safety glasses. For more information about volunteering or National Trails Day, contact Emily Cleaver at 800-455-5897 or 270-924-2007, or email volunteer@friendsoflbl.org.

“Trails provide a great way to enjoy America’s Great Outdoors,” commented Kyle Varel, Trails Manager at Land Between The Lakes. “We offer hundreds of miles of scenic trails for hikers, bikers, and riders.”

Woodlands Nature Station staff offers FREE guided nature hikes every Tuesday morning in June from 11am-12pm. Hikes are on trails within Woodlands Nature Watch Area.

The following link will take you to Flickr where you will find the photo included in this news release, along with photo credit, caption, and additional photos for downloading:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/sets.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000. For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature, @LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes, and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/lblnra.

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Rocky Shores
Photo by John Mahler

Although the terrain in this part of the country is typically flat, you'll still find an occasional rocky shoreline like this one on Kentucky Lake.